The company debuted in 2015 with two sub-£200 handsets powered by the Android-based Cyanogen mobile operating system called the Swift and Storm. These were followed by a third handset called the Spark in 2016 and the Wileyfox Swift 2 in 2017.
Central to Wileyfox’s appeal was quality for an affordable price, but the Android space is dominated by household names like Samsung and Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei, making it difficult to carve out any meaningful share.
“Wileyfox Europe Limited is in Administration,” confirmed a community spokesperson on Reddit. “Andrew Andronikou and Andrew Hosking are appointed joint administrators and act jointly and severely without personal liability.
“As of now I no longer work for Wileyfox, I will still try to provide some support for you but it will no longer be official. I’m afraid I won’t be able to answer such questions as ‘What will happen to my phone that’s off for repair’ [sic]. I will try to answer what questions I can that you ask but I don’t have many nor can I provide many answers.”